Clinical Research Internship Summer '24

Clinical Trials investigation, data Collection

For U.S. Health Sciences/Pre-Med College Students | In-Person at Arlington, VA

Drive Ethics & Innovation in Medical Discoveries

Intern this Summer '24 at

Sana Research advances medical treatments by partnering with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to conduct clinical trials that uphold the highest ethical, professional, and quality standards.

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Sana Research’s investigators have been named “Top Docs” by the Washingtonian Magazine for many consecutive years.

What You'll Learn & Do

Clinical trials are research studies that test a medical or surgical intervention in people to determine if a new form of treatment is effective and safe. Sana Research’s independent clinical trials site focuses on neurosciences, cardiovascular, and general internal medicine trials. You will be trained on research protocols and perform research activities alongside the research staff.

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Assist clinical investigator and research team in the performance of clinical research and related activities following the sponsor protocol, and federal and IRB regulations.

Collect and enter data into source documents.

Use an electronic data collection portal to enter research data to sponsor(s).

Learn phlebotomy and how to process serum samples.

Conduct electrocardiograms (ECGs) and learn basic interpretation of cardiac rhythm and arrhythmias.

Create and maintain case report forms (CRF).

Learn Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protocols and regulations.

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1 U.S. College Student Will Be Accepted

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Summer 2024

Length: 2.5 months (10 weeks)

Schedule: 20 hours per week

Where: in person at Arlington, VA

Compensation: $1,500 stipend

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Gain essential durable skills (communication, time management)

Get 1:1 mentorship and support throughout the internship


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Will I receive a Letter of Recommendation?

As long as you do well in your internship, your supervisor(s) are more than happy to provide recommendation letters. We provide ongoing mentorship to ensure your success.

How Do I Participate in this Program?

All students who want to be considered for any of Gateway's internships need to be a student in the Gateway Internship Program. Submit your application to the Gateway Internship Program, then schedule a 30-min interview with our team member to be considered. Once you become a Gateway student, you will participate in our career preparation training to be able to land the internship you desire.

Are there any prerequisites?

No, you can come in with no research knowledge. As we designed this for students at any level, the Sana Research team will teach you from the beginning.

Am I guaranteed an internship placement?

No. Every student adheres to our application process, which includes the application form, student's resume, and interview. We provide optional training included in the program to help craft your application and improve your interview skills.

If the student is accepted to the internship program, the student will commit to the program by undergoing rigorous training to upskill for the internship.

How long is the Program?

The internship lasts 2.5 months (10 weeks). It will be up to you and Sana Research to extend the internship.


There is NO cost for this internship, which is designed to make the internship experience as valuable as possible for students with limited professional experience, which includes:

  • A curriculum of career materials curated by industry experts
  • 1:1 sessions with a dedicated mentor to discover your career path, polish your resume, and improve your interview skills
  • Get personalized matches to interview with innovative organizations and companies
  • Ongoing 1:1 support & mentorship to answer questions and give guidance within a day
  • Offboarding guidance, which includes resume updates and thank you notes

What is Gateway?

Gateway is a platform offering educational internship programs, where students explore their career interests and build confidence to prepare for a successful future!

We partner with organizations and companies in high-demand and high-paying careers to provide real-time advice and hands-on learning.

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  • An interviewer on the Georgetown MBA admissions team

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